(The NY lawsuit against Trump describing his criminal use of a Foundation is not news in Orlando.
Every newspaper in Florida requested a Federal investigation of Bondi & Trump in 2016 after a Foundation bribe.
Sentinel’s Scott Maxwell reported details:)
Last week, the state of New York unveiled its case against Donald Trump.
Among the testimony was this quote: “I believe that Trump University was a fraudulent scheme and that it preyed upon the elderly.”
The statement was particularly damning — since it came from one of Trump University’s sales managers.
New York’s attorney general says the evidence is compelling that Trump’s get-rich seminars — promoted in both Florida and New York — were merely a “bait and switch scheme” where people paid thousands of dollars for promised training and insight they never received.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, however, decided not to act on similar complaints filed by Floridians.
She, however, did take money from Trump — while her office said it was “reviewing” the complaints against him. Three days after the Orlando Sentinel wrote a story in 2013 about Floridians who felt scammed by a Trump affiliate, Trump’s charitable foundation gave $25,000 to one of Bondi’s campaign committees.
It was wildly unethical for her to accept this money. No self-respecting prosecutor would take money from a potential target.
Bondi’s office always claimed there wasn’t enough evidence to make a case. But I wondered how hard her staff worked to actually find any.